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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2024: What You Need To Know

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic 2024
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  • Riley is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, known for her engaging storytelling and insightful coverage of the genre.
  • Before joining Country Thang Daily, Riley developed her expertise at Billboard and People magazine, focusing on feature stories and music reviews.
  • Riley has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Belmont University, with a minor in Cultural Studies.
Festival Title:Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2024
Festival Duration:July 4, 2024
Venue:Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey
Performers Include:Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and more
Ticket Information:Get Your Tickets Here

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic is moving into its new home at the birthplace of America. The now-iconic event will take place on July 4, 2024, Independence Day, at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The open-air amphitheater just sits across the Delaware River. 

The singer launched the series in 1973 with an inaugural three-day run at Hurlbut Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. The venue paid homage to the Dripping Springs Reunion that he had played a year prior and inspired the creation of the event. Most recently, Q2 Stadium, Austin’s first major league sports stadium and home to the Major League Soccer (MLS) club for men’s professional soccer, hosted the annual picnic. 

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This year, they’re stepping out of the Lone Star State and making their way to Philadelphia. And they’re bringing in the giants for a whole day of performances, like Bob Dylan and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. Of course, Willie Nelson is still performing this year. In last year’s edition, which was also its 50th anniversary, they invited Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves, Shane Smith & The Saints, Sierra Ferrell, Asleep At The Wheel, and Particle Kid. 

While this is the first Philly stop, it isn’t the first time they held it outside Texas. In 1977, they forayed into Tulsa, Oklahoma, holding the event at Tulsa Fairgrounds Speedway. A year later, they performed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, and in 2007, they celebrated the picnic at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington. 

The Line-up – Who’s Singing at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

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The tradition continues — Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2024 will feature sets from the following big-name artists.

Willie Nelson & Family
Bob Dylan
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Maren Morris
Mavis Staples
Celisse

Festival Essentials & Insider Tips

Tickets for the event are still available (ranging from $51 to $512). VIP tickets include one seat in the first 20 rows and come with a tour merchandise pack. For a hassle-free experience, you can book a travel package, which includes a hotel stay at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, exclusive merchandise, and roundtrip shuttle transportation to the show. All events at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion are open to all ages. Children 2 and under do not require a ticket but must sit on their parents’ laps. For other ticket concerns, organizers advise you to contact the vendor from whom you purchased directly.

The venue is a 25,000-capacity amphitheater with food and beverage stalls, merchandise booths, cash-to-card, box offices, and guest services. It also has a VIP club entrance and a Riverline station. Parking is available at lots surrounding the waterfront; pricing varies by event and location. For VIP, you can access it at Clinton and Second Street; a pass is required. All lots have ADA sections and can accommodate oversized vehicles. 

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For the event, small clutches, wristlets, or fanny packs no bigger than 6”x 9” or clear plastic bags no bigger than 12” x 12” x 6” are allowed inside. Lawn chairs are not permitted, but you can rent them inside. Finally, once in, you cannot re-enter. 

For more info, tune in to their official website at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. Or, for venue concerns, you can check out  Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

If you want to see more of Willie Nelson, you can see his official performances and tours here

Note: All ticket prices indicated are base prices and are not inclusive of fees and taxes. 

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